This conference series presented a paradigm shift from a disability perspective to approaches that value individual differences. Participants heard from neurodiverse individuals, ground-breaking authors and scientists who helped us see the difference between responses to stress (safety vs. threat) and what are commonly thought of as “disorders” and/or challenging behaviors. Through keynotes and in- depth case presentations, this thought provoking and inspirational conference detailed ways to support and presume competence in mental health and autism treatment across the lifespan.
Webcast presentation titles that are included with this series are listed below
- How Do We Identify Threat and Find Safety? What All Parents and Providers Need to Know
- Interpreting Challenging Behaviors as Threat Instead of Non-Compliance & Panel Discussion
- Honoring the DIR Model and Profectum
- How Safety Supports the Capacity to Thrive & Panel Discussion
- Nurturing Individual Differences from Infancy to Adulthood
- My Own Point of View: Expressing Individual Differences through Creativity and the Arts